I had a quick minute to hit some water. With the lady and little man in tow we set out and began walking the banks. I was setup with a beefy streamer (cause fall is streamer fishing time of course!) and ready to find a hog. The water winded through some fields and at first I wasn’t really seeing the type of water I was looking for. It was all shallow and flat. Finally, we came to a deep bend that looked promising.

I got in position to make my cast. I was on the outside of a deep bend of a super slow section of water. I knew that on this slow quiet water I wouldn’t get many chances to slam a big nasty bug down. On my first cast the fly splatted on the edge of the far bank and I began stripping it back. As my fly came into view in the clear slow water and hovered over the deep of the bend I saw that it was being followed by a nice fish. I sat in suspense and after the next strip I saw the white of his mouth engulf my fly. I set the hook and the game was on. As he flashed and fought he had so much color I thought it was a tiger, but as we got it into the net I saw that it was a nice rainbow trout. The sun was low in the sky and gave us some nice light for a couple shots before we headed home. Nice little quickie seek and destroy mission!

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Chinese Boy

The ringleader at OSF, Nathan likes well-proportioned fish, moonlit walks by the river, and stripping streamers through dark lies on the dreariest of days. View full bio.

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